More than half of all Australians who have eaten at least one food in the past 12 months are currently at risk of contracting the food poisoning coronavirus.
Key points:More than half the population are already infected with the virusThere are more than 50,000 cases and 3,200 deaths worldwide since the coronaviruses first emerged in humans in 2009The virus is spreading fast in the world’s poorest countriesIt is thought more than one in 10 Australians is infectedWith more than half Australia’s population already infected, health officials are trying to contain the spread by banning food and drink from supermarkets, restaurants and cafes, banning takeaway restaurants and banning the use of alcohol in public places.
Key Points:More people are infected with coronavirs than previously thoughtThere are about 500,000 Australians with the coronabids, and the virus has killed more than 30,000 of them in the last three yearsAustralia has a massive food security problem, but the Government has struggled to tackle the spread of the coronas.
The Government has imposed a blanket ban on food and alcohol for the next three months, including banning all takeaway restaurants, bars and cafes from December 1.
It will also ban all food and beverage from overseas.
“If you’re eating out at the moment, that means you’re probably at risk,” Chief Health Officer John Gascoyne told ABC News Breakfast.
“People are eating a lot of fast food, which is not good for the health of the community.”
The food is getting contaminated and there’s a lot more people who are consuming food that has not been tested.
“Dr Gascaryne said people could continue to eat in restaurants, but would be warned against eating at cafes and cafes because it is likely to be contaminated.”
We are not trying to make people stop eating.
It’s just saying we can’t have food in cafes because there’s going to be contamination,” he said.”
It is not a recommendation, it is not saying that restaurants should be closed.
“There are lots of places that can serve up food, and there are other places that have restaurants that can be served up.”
Dr Aliza Blyth, an infectious disease specialist at the University of Sydney, said coronaviral disease is now “in the majority of people in Australia”.
“In the last year or so, we’ve seen an increase in cases in young people and in older people, and we’ve also seen a decrease in the overall population.”
And it’s really worrying that people are now more vulnerable.
“Dr Blytley said the food safety restrictions would not make a difference because most Australians already ate at least part of their meals in restaurants.”
What’s really happening is we are getting more food into our home.
People are eating food in restaurants and drinking out of cups and other containers,” she said.
Ms Blytha said most Australians would not be affected by the food bans.”
They will be more careful, but they will eat less food and it will just make people healthier.
“You won’t see any major changes in the way people eat or how they drink.
It is really just going to reduce the spread.”‘
Healthy eating habits’A spokesperson for the Australian Food Standards Agency said that the bans were “part of a wider public health approach to preventing foodborne illness and foodborne disease outbreaks”.
“We recognise that there are important differences between the food supply chain and food preparation, and this is a good opportunity to educate consumers on the food standards that apply to food they eat,” the spokesperson said.
Health Minister Marise Payne said that Australians were more likely to eat out than fast food because it was safer.
“That’s one of the things that we’re focused on,” she told ABC Radio.
“So the ban on takeaway restaurants is actually one of our key initiatives.”
“So, we’re not trying out any food safety measures.
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So we are really focussing on healthy eating habits and we want to make sure that when you’re out there you are really eating what you’re supposed to.”
Topics:infectious-diseases-other,health,community-and-society,community,federal—state-issues,british-columbia,australiaFirst posted November 01, 2020 18:21:58Contact Sarah HarknessMore stories from New South Wales